What to expect in first visit
The first "regular" dental visit should be no later than your child's first birthday or when they get their first teeth. We will gently examine your child's teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken (to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child's permanent teeth under the gums). We may clean your child's teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will share information with you on healthy diet, those that promote healthy teeth and those that don’t.
If this is not your first visit to the visit, but is your first visit to our office you can expect these steps:
We do the check-in process, where we collect all the information to know your kid better.
After the check-in process, one of our Dental assistants take vitals to check your weight, blood pressure and any other medical and dental condition, that help us to know better what to do in case of a medical emergency. This is the only way to keep a record how your kid is growing and we can improve the communication with you and your pediatrician to improve the oral health
In case of X-rays are needed, we take only those needed, with high level technology X-rays machines providing the minimum exposure possible.
We use Pediatric Dental Benches, we find out those are better for kids than regular dental chairs, reducing the stress when the dental chair is moving backward. Kids are stress and we design our office to try to reduce the level of stress during your kid's dental appointment. Also we have a open bay area for regular checkups, most families with several kids can be seen almost at the same time, but if you prefer more privacy you can request one of our private rooms
Our pediatric dentist will do the examination very patient and gently, sometimes kids are scare, but the most important part is work with them to reduce the level of anxiety, with the time they will realize nothing bad happens in a dental appointment.
One of our Dental assistant apply the fluoride in case is require and approve by parent. Fluoride is recommended and is not harmful if is applied in the right amount, but we respect the decision of parents about that, just request it or not.
Last but not least, one our dental assistant will help you with the check-out process. It's fast, simple and we try to make it fun for the kids.
Safety in every procedure is our priority number one at our office, we try our best but some times we just need to give the kids time, and use behavior management from parents and pediatric dentist. Together we can do a great dental experience.